Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima has urged the new members of the Police Public Complaints Commission -PPCC- to be impartial and fair as they execute their duties.

Justice Mambilima says the commission should investigate complaints from the general public about the actions of police in a thorough and fair manner.

She says the main function of the PPCC is to oversee police actions, investigate and make recommendations to relevant authorities.

The Chief Justice said this in Lusaka yesterday after swearing in five members of the Police Public Complaints Commission.

She pointed out that investigating matters exhaustively before making recommendations will bring about public satisfaction in the way the commission handles the complaints.

Justice Mambilima further stressed that individual members must not hesitate to declare interest whenever conflicted in any matter before them to ensure unbiased recommendations.

Members of the commission that have been sworn-in today are Getrude Musyani as vice chairperson, Maeke Njunju, Chibesa Chibesakunda Mumba, Evans Hamaila and Isaac Chilanga.

On Wednesday this week, President Edgar Lungu swore in Patrick Mutale as Chairperson of the Police Public Complaints Commission.

The Head of State emphasized that the performance and conduct of the Zambia Police Service before, during and after the August 12 general election is a subject of public debate.